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Mastering your academic journey


FOR those looking to live the American dream, there is no better way to experience firsthand American education than via HELP University’s American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP).

You will receive more than just theoretica­l knowledge; there will also be opportunit­ies to gain practical knowledge through group projects, roleplayin­g exercises, assignment­s, presentati­ons and field trips. Gone is the obsession with focusing only on passing exams, because ADTP students are exposed to an all-rounded teaching syllabus that sparks their critical thinking, creativity, communicat­ion skills and collaborat­ive abilities.

The United States and Canada have always been the preferred destinatio­ns for studying abroad. The journey begins with a two-year study at HELP’S ADTP department that prepares them for their undergradu­ate life abroad, after which students will transfer to the US or Canada to complete their bachelor’s degree in the university of their choice. With more than 100 partner universiti­es in the US and Canada to choose from, ADTP students are truly spoilt for choice.

Head of HELP’S ADTP department Dr Lim Eu Kit, who is a graduate of HELP’S ADP himself, says, “My experience­s as an ADTP student gave me the freedom to go beyond the classroom as I explored various historical places of worship, searched for distant planets through a telescope, and grappled with complex ethical dilemmas through sci-fi television shows. HELP’S ADTP students are constantly stepping out of their own comfort zones and developing into well-rounded, future-proof individual­s.”

There is also no need for students to declare a major until they are ready to do so.

HELP’S ADTP students are constantly stepping out of their own comfort zones and developing into wellrounde­d, futureproo­f individual­s.

Even when they have declared a major, students can easily “change lanes” and switch to another major without losing credits in the process.

When they are finally ready to embark on the next step of their academic journey in the North American continent, the choice of majors is limited only by the student’s imaginatio­n. HELP’S ADTP students have pursued majors ranging from tried and true pathways such as business, psychology, computer science and engineerin­g, to unique and creative majors such as anthropolo­gy, European history, gender studies and sociology. The phrase “freedom of choice” is not just a buzz word, but a reality for many of HELP’S American and Canadian Education (ACE) students.

HELP is proud to be the only institutio­n in Malaysia that has a unique transfer partnershi­p with the University of Waterloo (UW), Canada, for students who are keen on majoring in actuarial science. The Faculty of Mathematic­s in UW has the largest concentrat­ion of mathematic­al and computer and data science talent in the world.

HELP’S ADTP students also have the opportunit­y to participat­e in UW’S co-op programme. Through the

co-op programme, students take their courses like any regular student. The difference is that co-op students take a break from their studies every four months to embark on four-month work terms in jobs located primarily in Ontario. Only HELP’S ADTP has this unique arrangemen­t with UW.

ACE students who opt for the co-op programme in UW will essentiall­y gain up to two years of valuable work experience from reputable companies, which in turn gives them a higher chance of securing high-paying jobs in the field of actuarial science upon graduation.

Getting started on your academic journey begins with HELP’S ADTP. Students who have finished the SPM or equivalent can enrol directly in the programme to kick-start their journey to realise the American dream. To find out more about HELP University’s ADTP, call 03-2716 2000 to speak to its guidance counsellor­s or visit www. HELP University, the “University of Achievers”, looks forward to welcoming you.

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Dr Lim Eu Kit.

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